How To: Play the major scale on the guitar for beginners

Play the major scale on the guitar for beginners

There are zillions of fun and cool things you can do with guitars, including riffs, hammer down, and so on. But in order to unleash the rock star that we know is hidden deep within you, you have to start with the basics first.

About half of all pop and rock songs are based on the major scale, or incorporate the major scale. Pop songs, especially those sung by the Beatles and Britney Spears, like to base their songs on simple major chords that repeat over and over again. So polish up your guitar playing skills by watching this tutorial on how to master the major scale.

This video lesson helps beginner musicians play the major scale in position on the guitar. You'll see how to play the one-octave major scale pattern on your guitar and how you can move that pattern to create the major scale in different keys.

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